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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.



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a: crude-oil ~
b: a-bowl-of-alphabet-soup

Writer: Bill Maxwell --Date: December 7, 2019

a: insulin ~
b: key-unlocking-the-door

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 7, 2019

a: insulin ~
b: a-janitor

Writer: Elizabeth Woolley --Date: December 7, 2019


a: respiratory-system ~
b: bike-pump

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: signal-transduction ~
b: a-relay-race

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: signal-transduction ~
b: a-relay-race

Writer: Erin Cram, Grad student, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of CA, Berkeley --Date: December 6, 2019


a: cell ~
b: criminal-rehabilitation-center

Writer: Mary Eddy --Date: December 6, 2019

a: solitude ~
b: punctuation

Writer: Arnie Kozak --Date: December 6, 2019

a: dark-matter ~
b: water-in-the-chunky-noodle-soup

Writer: Joel Primack --Date: December 6, 2019


a: your-mom ~
b: titanic

Writer: Dina Silver, Finding Bliss --Date: December 6, 2019

a: tissue ~
b: one-house-made-of-bricks

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: scent-marking ~
b: writing-to-a-person

Writer: Dr. Nicholas Dodman --Date: December 6, 2019


a: the-mitochondria ~
b: laptop-battery

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: mitochondria ~
b: a-battery

Writer: Bill Dallin --Date: December 6, 2019

a: a-functional-group ~
b: the-arms-and-legs-on-the-molecule

Writer: Not known --Date: December 6, 2019


a: a-cell ~
b: a-prison

Writer: Mr. Overlin --Date: December 6, 2019

a: earthquake ~
b: earth-having-a-really-bad-day

Writer: Sarah Friedl --Date: December 6, 2019

a: apoptosis ~
b: watching-unhappy-families

Writer: Ryuji Yamaguchia --Date: December 6, 2019


a: abstract-painting ~
b: a-conversation

Writer: Kimberly Pratt --Date: December 6, 2019

a: peroxisome ~
b: the-toilet

Writer: doug gross --Date: December 6, 2019

a: cecum ~
b: a-waiting-room

Writer: Abir --Date: December 6, 2019


a: stock-market ~
b: clock-with-no-hands

Writer: George Goodman --Date: December 6, 2019

a: covalent-bond ~
b: spring

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: glycolysis ~
b: a-gumball-machine-in-the-cytoplasm

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019


a: glycolysis ~
b: water-rushing-down-a-white-water-canyon

Writer: Penel --Date: December 6, 2019

a: republicanism ~
b: organism

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: segregation ~
b: a-fence

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019


a: double-helix ~
b: atom

Writer: brian wallenstein --Date: December 6, 2019

a: roman-catholicism ~
b: the-pharisees

Writer: Dr. Curt Daniel --Date: December 6, 2019

a: apoptosis ~
b: falling-leaves-in-autumn-when

Writer: Dr. Lawrence Poulain --Date: December 6, 2019


a: surface-tension ~
b: an-invisible-skin

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: frustration ~
b: being-stuck-in-the-mud

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: deoxyribonucleic-acid ~
b: sheet-of-piano-music

Writer: Tara Chugh --Date: December 6, 2019


a: metallic-bonds ~
b: sandwich-of-electrons

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 6, 2019

a: peer-pressure ~
b: a-river

Writer: George Olivo --Date: December 6, 2019

a: motivation ~
b: elastic-band

Writer: Daniel --Date: December 6, 2019


a: breasts ~
b: two-fawns

Writer: Song of Solomon 4:5 --Date: December 6, 2019

a: enzyme ~
b: match-maker

Writer: Steve Hammack --Date: December 5, 2019

a: photosynthesis ~
b: money-put-into-a-savings-account

Writer: drhglatzer --Date: December 5, 2019


a: prophase ~
b: argument-before-breakup

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 5, 2019

a: police ~
b: bill-maher

Writer: Bill Maher --Date: December 5, 2019

a: chloroplast-ribosomal-rna ~
b: ribosomes-of-bacteria

Writer: N S Scott, R M Smillie --Date: December 5, 2019


a: my-life ~
b: a-car-driving-over-a-broken-bridge

Writer: Lucrezia --Date: December 5, 2019

a: math ~
b: cartoonists

Writer: Kalid Azad --Date: December 5, 2019

a: the-drug-antibody ~
b: a-guided-missile

Writer: Leslie E. Walker --Date: December 5, 2019


a: cancer ~
b: manhattan-traffic

Writer: John Carroll --Date: December 5, 2019

a: congress ~
b: a-marionette

Writer: denismenis --Date: December 5, 2019

a: centrosome ~
b: twins-leaving

Writer: Jama Willbanks, MS, NREMT - P --Date: December 5, 2019


a: photosynthesis ~
b: packing-a-lunch-to-eat-later

Writer: Rene Fester Kratz et al. --Date: December 5, 2019

a: freedom ~
b: wind

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 5, 2019

a: climate-change ~
b: a-train

Writer: climatereality --Date: December 5, 2019


a: investing ~
b: marriage

Writer: PAUL A. MERRIMAN --Date: December 5, 2019

a: family ~
b: a-jungle

Writer: YoungBeau, Greensboro, NC --Date: December 5, 2019

a: drug-abuse ~
b: whirlpool

Writer: Sean Sinjin --Date: December 5, 2019


a: behaviorism ~
b: a-guide-dog

Writer: --Date: December 5, 2019

a: behaviorism ~
b: exploring-a-continent-with-a-microscope

Writer: --Date: December 5, 2019

a: skin-tissue ~
b: a-pocket

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 5, 2019


a: frustration ~
b: being-stuck-in-the-mud

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 4, 2019

a: family ~
b: zoo

Writer: Kylie Young --Date: December 4, 2019

a: coffee ~
b: a-bottle-rocket

Writer: Mikael Cho --Date: December 4, 2019


a: suggesting-ideas-for-change-to-big-pharma ~
b: chihuahua-barking-at-a-dragon

Writer: Bree --Date: December 4, 2019

a: segregation ~
b: a-fence

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 4, 2019

a: loyalty ~
b: juice-of-an-orange

Writer: Larry W. Wilson --Date: December 4, 2019


a: haploid-cells ~
b: cake

Writer: Not Stated --Date: December 4, 2019

a: earthquake ~
b: earth-having-a-really-bad-day

Writer: Sarah Friedl --Date: December 4, 2019

a: dark-matter ~
b: water-in-the-chunky-noodle-soup

Writer: Joel Primack --Date: December 4, 2019


a: peroxisome ~
b: a-food-processor

Writer: Araya Lacy --Date: December 4, 2019

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